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Artists Turn American Assault Rifles to Weapons For Peace

Jake Chapman (right) with Peace One Day founder Jeremy Gilley. Image courtesy of Bonhams

ART NEWS In celebration of International Day of Peace, American assault rifles turned into cutting-edge works of art by leading contemporary artists will be auctioned at Bonhams

LONDON—In an era plagued with wars, civil unrest and terrorism, any talk about peace is always a welcome oasis. As International…

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‘Iran Modern’ Highlights History of Contemporary Art in Tehran

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Untitled, 1977. Mirror, reverse glass painting, and plaster on wood. 41 1/2 x 41 1/2 in. (105.4 x 105.4 cm). Image courtesy of Asian Society, New York

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Iran Modern is a reminder that there was a time when Iran had a symbiotic relationship with the West Image: Watercolor on cardboard painting by Houshang Pezeshknia shows three Iranian oil workers at the height of the Iranian oil boom of the 1970s

Houshang Pezeshknia, Khark, 1958. Watercolor on cardboard H. 20 1/6 x W. 27 9/16 in.. Babak…

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Architect Helps Disaster Victims With Novel Architectural Design

Shigeru Ban, Cardboard Cathedral 2013. Image courtesy of Aspen Art Museum

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Shigeru Ban: Humanitarian Architecture, on view at the Aspen Art Museum shows how innovative architectural projects can be effectively used to aid victims of  manmade and natural disasters Image: Paper Log House  by Shigeru Ban  was created from beer crates filled with sandbags and paper cardboard tubes in  Kobe, Japan to help victims of  the 1995 earthquake

Shigeru Ban, Paper Log House Kobe 1995. Image courtesy of Aspen Art

ASPEN, COLORADO — Presently at the Aspen Art…

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Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Appoints New Curator

Albert Herring, Interior of Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Wikimedia

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Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Announces Jodi Throckmorton as New Curator of Contemporary Art

PHILADELPHIA— Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) has appointed Jodi Throckmorton, a seasoned art curator, as its new Curator of Contemporary Art. Throckmorton, whose appointment takes…

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Photographer J.D. Okhai Ojeikere Celebrated With Style

J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere-Abebe,-1975. Gelatin silver print(Details) . © J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere, Courtesy Galerie MAGNIN-A, Paris ART NEWS…

Baltimore Summer Antiques Show Ends on a Sound Note

Conrad Wise Chapman (1842-1910), Valle de Mexico from Hacienda Morales circa 1878, oil on panel 8 5/8 X 16 inches. Image courtesy of Alexander Gallery

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A great showing by art auction houses and antique dealers at the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show left art lovers asking for more. Image: Fabulous Emerald & Diamond Ring: Centering a fine 3.26 carats oval emerald, very clean, with beautiful blue-green overtones, bordered by a row of round brilliant cut diamonds and a row of baguette diamonds, to the split shoulders set with similarly cut diamonds.

Fabulous Emerald & Diamond Ring: Centering a fine 3.26 carats oval emerald, very clean, with…

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‘The Concert’ at the National Gallery of Art Plays into Art History

Gerrit van Honthorst, Dutch, 1590 – 1656, The Concert, 1623, oil on canvas. unframed: 123 × 206 cm (48 7/16 × 81 1/8 in.). Image courtesy of the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

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WASHINGTON DC—Presently on display at the National Gallery of Art is The Concert, a Dutch masterpiece by Gerrit van Honthorst (1592–1656).   The painting which is on view in a special installation on the main…

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Civil Rights Movement Celebrated With Art, Photographs and Music

Danny Lyon, American (b. 1942). SNCC workers outside the funeral for girls killed at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church: Emma Bell, Dorie Ladner, Dona Richards, Sam Shirah and Doris Derby, Birmingham, 1963. Gelatin silver print (printed 2002–2008), 9 x 13 1/4 inches. Image courtesy of  Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

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Art exhibition at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art celebrates…

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Photographer Trevor Paglen Wins Award for Surveillance Photographs

Trevor Paglen, National Security Agency, 2013. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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Counter-surveillance artist Trevor Paglen exposes mass surveillance by turning his camera on the watches Image:  Beautiful aerial photograph of National Reconnaissance Office by Trevor Paglen, a counter surveillance artist

Trevor Paglen, National Reconnaissance Office, 2013. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Image: Portrait of the Trevor Paglen, the  Counter-surveillance artist

Trevor Paglen, Counter-surveillance artist. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

SAN FRANCISCO— Trevor Paglen, a journalist, geographer,…

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Getty Museum Appoints Senior Curators of Paintings and Antiquities

B Hartford J Strong, Architecture of the Getty Center (museum), Los Angeles, California. Photo: ( Wikimedia)

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Getty Museum appoints two new curators to nurture the museum’s ambitious plans for the future

LOS ANGELES –The J. Paul Getty Museum has appointed two new senior curators for the Getty Museum. Dr. Davide Gasparotto, a respected scholar in the field of Renaissance…

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